Nexus 5 at Android 4.4 KitKat statue unveiling

The Nexus 5 has apparently been spotted in GFX Bench benchmarks ahead of its official launch, revealing some specs in the process.

Just like with every other benchmark we’ve seen for unreleased devices, we’ll remind you that while this looks promising, it’s not an official confirmation for the Nexus 5.

Listed as the Google Nexus 5, the device has a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with Adreno 330 GPU and a Full HD display, according to GFX Bench – the listed resolution is actually at 1794 x 1080 instead of 1920 x 1080, with the difference most likely accounting for the on-screen menu buttons.

The codename for the handset is listed as “Hammerhead,” and the device is supposedly running Key Lime Pie – although we now know that Key Lime Pie was used internally at Google in order to keep KitKat secret.

Google Nexus 5

However, there’s no mention of LG, and while we suspect that the next Nexus handset will be made by LG, we have no way of verifying that at this time.

Google is rumored to unveil the Nexus 5 alongside Android 4.4 KitKat in mid-October, but by then we’ll certainly be back with more Nexus 5 details.

  • Tuấn Ankh

    man, I can’t wait to get this phone. Nexus for the win!

    • IDontKnowMyName

      I too am looking forward to this phone. I really like pure vanilla Android :)

      • Obed David Perez Uri

        I love the holo style too xD

  • Steve R

    Has anybody been able to find the android kitkats yet?

    • Jaun Lombard

      Already ate two! South Africa!

      • iJimaniac

        What!? You can find them in South Africa but I have yet to see a single one in the U.S. :(

        • Jaun Lombard

          They also come in new flavours which one is mint, but only in the Kit-Kat Chunky!

  • roz

    but the battery… the battery… :(

    • Stranger from a Far Coast

      …and the external sd card slot. oh well, waiting for SGS5 Google Edition. Win-Win.

      • setzer715

        That is one expensive SD slot!

    • B3nlok

      Indeed. It desperately needs a bigger battery.

      • Jeff

        You know this because you’ve used the Nexus 5 and have first hand experience of how well the battery performs?

        • B3nlok

          Did I say something wrong? Maybe you are replying to the wrong person because the overly sarcasm seems out of place. “It desperately needs a bigger battery” means a 2300 (rumored) mah battery for a device with 1080p screen + 2.3 ghz quad-core is underwhelming compared to what you get with other devices of the same class. Simple as that.

          • turdbogls

            A: this is still pre production. i believe google/LG can change battery size if they really want to.
            b: 2300 mah is what the HTC one uses and i dont see too much complaining about that.
            c: this has a more efficient processor, and a newer version of android which should include some more “battery saving” techniques in it.
            d: lets not bash a product until we see how it actually works…..mmmmmmkkkkkkkkaaaayyyy

          • On a Clear Day

            No you didn’t say anything wrong. Someone else just said something that was uncalled for in response to what you said! lol

            I would really like to have a Nexus 5 but as far as I am aware it doesn’t come with a removable battery and 2300 mah really ain’t nothin’ to write home to mother about. So, more likely than not, the same irritating problem of running out of battery power and then not being able to put in a fresh one that plagues all sealed phones will persist.

            Guess I will have to wait for the SG5. What is so incredibly hard to understand about the words “Build a phone with a decent battery.” that the manufacturers don’t get it?

          • B3nlok

            Thanks, I thought i was alone. God forbid someone raise the voice to criticize one of the most important aspects of a mobile device.

          • Chronicfathead

            What is the battery size? You don’t know till they tell us.

    • le_lutin

      I wonder if the compromise on the battery is in order to include wireless charging?

  • venorme

    lol – OS vesrion – KeyLimePie

    • Perv Bear

      Why are people shocked by that? Only a handful of people knew. Solo yea any version running 4.4 will be keylimepie until it’s truly pushed. Get over it.

  • Bone

    I’m only interested in 2 things: power efficiency and camera quality and my oh my there’s some good news floating around for both. Now if it will start at $300 for the 16GB as no 8GB should be sold, my Nexus 4 will have to go.

    • Ivan Budiutama

      link on the good news? I am still using Galaxy Nexus and if anything will make me move, it’ll be this. Once you go Nexus you there is no turning back.

  • wat

    If you’re in an app or watching a film do the on screen buttons stay on there? waasting screen space

    • jeremy

      No the buttons disappear if your watching a video, so you get the full screen size when viewing.

    • jjordan

      They are there if your playing a game tho

      • David Williams

        Disable them and use xposed/gravitybox to add PIE to stock android. Problem solved.

        • jjordan

          Not everyone wants to void their warranty by rooting the device they use…I would really like to root my device but I’m scared of something happening to it…I just replaced my note 2 because of a cracked screen

          • David Williams

            If your an iphone user somehow stuck in the android world, I do suppose you’ll have to play games with on-screen buttons.

          • rjh555

            Well, if you have a cracked screen on your new nexus it will not matter if you have a rooted phone or not because that is not covered under warranty anyway. If you are worried about rooting your phone just do your research before you do it. Nexus phones are the best phones to root if you know what your doing it pretty much can always be brought back from a brick and you can just unroot when you need to return it nexus root tool kit pretty much does everything for you its not that scary.

  • LiiIiikEaBau5

    I own all nexus devices, why not Nexus 5?
    I feel like a boss while holding a Nexus device! Then i laugh on people who owns iPhone

    • dodz

      iphone users are typically teenage kids, moms or old people who dont have the time or idea about customising. us android users, we roll the tech universe.

      • LiiIiikEaBau5

        Great said!

  • Ares

    i wish the BATTERY won’t disappoint me. if it’s 3000mAh then it’s a go go :D

  • Oli72

    Its on like donkey Kong.

  • Clarkkent113

    Oh hell yeah. The most advanced processor and 1080p. The only thing missing from my personal trifecta-want-list is 5″+ screen. If it’s less than 5 inch screen then I may have to go with the LG G2 instead.

    • Brian Shieh

      It seems from that Bar-Nexus 5 (the one left behind) seems to be around 5-5.2 in. Remember, that bezel though.

  • Anthony Tam

    iPhone SmySmone. I can’t wait for the next Nexus.